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Camille Claudel (1988)

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Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Madeleine Robinson ...
Louise-Athanaise Claudel
Laurent Grévill ...
Philippe Clévenot ...
Eugène Blot
Jessie Lipscomb
Maxime Leroux ...
Danièle Lebrun ...
Rose Beuret
Jean-Pierre Sentier ...
Roger Planchon ...
Aurelle Doazan ...
Louise Claudel
Madeleine Marie ...
Alain Cuny ...
Louis-Prosper Claudel
Gérard Beaume
Martin Berléand ...


Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt for herself and for Rodin. She also becomes his mistress. But after a while, she would like to get out of his shadow... Written by Yepok

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Alain Cuny who plays Camille and Paul Claudel's father actually met Paul Claudel in 1944, the poet and dramatist personally chose him to play Pierre de Craon in his play: The Tidings Brought to Mary. See more »


Robert: [while looking at Camille's sculpture] How did you know there were people inside the big white rock?
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Referenced in La musica di Camille Claudel (2008) See more »


from "Ariettes oubliées"
Music by Claude Debussy
Poem by Paul Verlaine
Performed by Barbara Hendricks soprano, Michel Beroff piano
(p) EMI Classics
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Wonderful! A must see for those who appreciate quality films.
14 July 2002 | by (Long Island, New York) – See all my reviews

I couldn't take my eyes away from the television, and it wasn't because it was in French with English subtitles. This is a superbly acted film depicting two artists' work, passion, fears and ultimately her downfall, falling victim to her own creative mind.

Now that this wonderful story will be a Broadway musical in 2003 under the finesse of Frank Wildhorn and the magical voice of lovely Linda Eder, one will certainly appreciate familiarizing themselves with the background of the subject of this movie, Camille Claudel.

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